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Kayem Foods, Inc. Production Services / CT Packing - 2nd Shift in Chelsea, Massachusetts


Responsible for product quality, quantity, and adherence to the set production schedule. Fill in as Team Leader when needed: aiding supervisor in real time management of operations and to function as a surrogate supervisor in the supervisor absence.


  • Conducts first piece inspection to ensure conformance to product specifications and schedule

  • Visually inspect the product for any non-conforming areas, and set aside any non-conforming products

  • Conducts operational audits multiple times per shift to ensure good manufacturing practices (supply monitoring, temperature monitoring, product handling, employee hygiene, and process control)

  • Ensure adequate quantities of product are supplied to fill orders

  • Immediately sets aside non-conforming products and communicates all variance in product and process to the department Team Leader or Supervisor

  • Responsible for the final inspection of each pallet, rack, or batch of product

  • Provide input to Supervisor on mechanical, material, and staffing deviations, including start and stop times

  • Maintain clean, sanitary, and safe work practices, tools, and area.

  • Maintain knowledge of USDA and HACCP requirements

  • Flexibility to do all jobs on the line through rotation (be cross trained to fill in to cover absences and / or breaks)

  • Comply with OSHA, USDA and GMP requirements, including the completion of all production reports as required

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Have experience or working knowledge of processing equipment operation, processing specifications, and labeling requirements

  • Must also have basic knowledge of mathematics and calculations relating to the production

  • Good English skills and be able to complete required paperwork (productivity reports and other miscellaneous paperwork)

  • Capable of regularly lifting and /or move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift or move up to 75 lbs.

  • Ability to work on production floor; a wet, cold, and loud environment

  • Previous food manufacturing experience a plus

Company Overview

Kayem Foods is a family owned and operated craft meat business that has been making New England’s favorite franks, sausages, and prepared meats in Chelsea, Mass. since its founding by Kaz Monkiewicz back in 1909. Well over 100 years later, we are the largest meat processor in New England and still pushing our craft to the next level – tweaking recipes to have the perfect flavors and extending our expertise into delicious new areas and collaborations – such as Kayem’s Night Shift Brewing Small Batch Beer Brats. One thing will never change, it’s our “Old World” food philosophy: to only make food we would share with our own friends and family. We offer the opportunity for professional growth and to make a difference in a flexible and collaborative environment.

Kayem offers competitive wages and benefits to full time employees. Kayem benefits include:

  • Healthcare Insurance, and Dental (pre-tax and effective first day of employment)

  • Vision (pre-tax and effective the 1st day of the month after start of employment)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan (Health Care Reimbursement and Dependent Care (effective 1st day of employment)


  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (effective 1st day of employment and no cost to employee)

  • Safe Harbor 401(K) Retirement Plan (with employer matching contributions of up to 3% plus 50% of your contributions up to 5%)

  • Vacation Pay, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays

  • Education Reimbursement (eligible after 6 months of continuous employment and up to $3,000 for career development)

  • Opt-Out Medical Rebate, Doctor on Demand, and Wellness Initiatives for those who are eligible!

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